Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

R Ward

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial to Robert Ward comprising an addition to a gravestone in the churchyard of the Church of St Oswald, Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Headstone Inscription Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Graveyard
Church of St Oswald
Mayfield Rd
Ashbourne
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1EJ

NGR:
SK 17525 46373 ±5m
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road. The gravestone is towards the western end of the graveyard, north of the informal path.
Type
Overall type: Addition to gravestone Overall condition: Poor. The inscription is legible but the memorial is neglected.


Description:

An addition to the wording on a family gravestone. The white marble headstone has a pointed arch top with images of clasped hands and foliage in relief in a trefoil panel at the head. The inscription is inlaid on the face in a form of upright capital roman lettering. The headstone surmounts an oblong base with a bevelled top and the maker's details inlaid on the face..

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
HeadstoneWhite marble1450720 75Poor
BaseWhite marblec150895 255Poor
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Headstone:
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died11
Number served and returned00
Total names11
IN LOVING MEMORY OF
THOMAS EDWARD,
THE BELOVED HUSBAND OF
MARY HANNAH WARD,
WHO DIED DEC 7TH. 1923,
AGED 64 YEARS.
IN THE MIDST OF LIFE WE ARE IN DEATH.
IN
EVERLASTING REMEMBRANCE OF
A DEAR MOTHER
MARY HANNAH WARD,
WHO DIED JUNE 23RD. 1942,
AGED 78 YEARS.
ALSO THEIR BELOVED [SON]
ROBERT,
[KILLED] IN ACTION IN FRANCE
APRIL 27TH. 1918, AGED 18 YEARS
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN.

[Some lettering missing.]
Base:
F GLOSSOP EASTWOOD
Administration
Custodian: Presumed to be the Ward family.

Local authorities:
From WW1: Ashbourne Parish Council; Ashbourne Urban District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
From 1974: Ashbourne Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Unknown date: The memorial was made by F Glossop, monumental mason, of Eastwood, Nottinghamshire.

November 1968: The Ashbourne Conservation area was first designated. The memorial lies within it.

18th September, 2019: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. The headstone was in poor condition although the inscription was legible.
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